Review: Across the Universe by Beth Revis

February 12, 2011

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

398 pages
Published January 11th 2011 by Razorbill


A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder.
Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.
Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone-one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship-tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.
Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

This was definitely a pleasant surprise. I wasn't sure about it at first. A YA Sci-Fi/Romance? This was new and I had to read it.

The love story between Amy and Elder is kind of the back burner of this epic  story, but the adventure and the mystery driving the plot was amazing. Think The Giver + Space + Unwind  in the awesomest context you can think of.

Elder is going to be the leader of the ship Godspeed but he soon discovers that there are secrets hidden from him when he finds frozen bodies in a part of this ship that's not supposed to exist. Amy, a girl that was woken up years before she is supposed to  teams up with Elder to discover just what exactly is wrong.  This to me is what makes the entire story and I'm glad. For once the romance wasn't fueling this amazing story. 

The mystery was hidden underneath the secrets of the ship and were slowly revealed. At points in the novel you can't help but to just set it down and mull over it and try and grasp what's really happening. I mean, I couldn't believe what was happening and when Eldest finally reveals what's been going on you going into a state of shock. Well... I did at least.

The entire book kept me on edge and literally wouldn't let me put it down before I figured out the ship's secret. It's a MUST READ!!!!

Cover/Read: This is by far my favorite book cover so far this year and possibly ever. It's amazing.

Review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

The Iron King (Iron Fey #1) by Julie Kagawa

363 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by Harlequin Teen



Meghan Chase has a secret destiny—one she could never have imagined…
Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school…or at home.
When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change.
But she could never have guessed the truth—that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face…and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart. (Goodreads)
My Thoughts

It's been awhile since I've posted and since then I've read all of the Percy Jackson books and I've ultimately obsessed with it so excuse my somewhat detachment in this post. :3

This was another one of those books that I've been looking for, for a while. Surprise, surprise. I've heard a lot about it and was kinda weary when I began reading it and boy did it live up to my expectations. 

Megan Chase is just your average girl who feels just a little out of place. With Her best friend Robbie, a fairy in disguise, right by her side. What she doesn't know is that her father is actually the fairy king Oberon and to save her missing brother she must visit the Fairy World and find the Iron King. Although things don't go as smoothly as planned. She risks death, loss, and even falling in love.

The entire plot was awesome and the characters were so likable. Not to mention the whole Robbie vs Ash thing going on. That was hilarious. x3 Is there anything better than two hot guys fighting over you?  The world of fairy's was just as awesomely created. Everything was really oddly placed and surreal when you read it that you couldn't help but want to go there. To put it lay man's terms, it was awesome.

Cover/Title: It's really pretty and the colors are really eye catching. It's just one of those things that can carry a series.

My Percy Jackson Binge

February 2, 2011

I was sitting on my bed the other day, having come home from an awesome sleepover when it suddenly hit me. I haven't read Percy Jackson yet. I don't really know where this thought came from seeing as it's so random, but it was totally true. I mean, I had the first two books, but I've never really bothered to pick them up and read them until now. 

I walked over to my book shelf and grabbed the first one. I was really reluctant to read them because I was afraid I wouldn't be able to connect with these young characters, but it turns out, it made me enjoy it even more.

I dropped everything I was reading and am now determined to finish the series this week. I still have the fourth and fifth book to go and won't be satisfied without them. I'm going to try and get back to my normal novels but until then... PERCY JACKSON ROCKS!!!
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